Aslef leader faces the music

The
leader of the Aslef train drivers’ union will appear before a disciplinary
hearing today over his involvement in a brawl at a barbecue.

Shaun
Brady will face seven charges when he appears before the union’s executive,
including one of bringing the union into disrepute. He also faces a charge
connected with the use of a union credit card.

The
suspended general secretary will have six weeks to launch an appeal against any
decision, which could include his dismissal. An appeals committee would then be
set up, and its decision would be binding.

Brady
was suspended in May, along with assistant general secretary Mick Blackburn and
president Martin Samways, five days after the barbecue incident. Samways has
since resigned and Blackburn will face a disciplinary hearing next week.

The
union’s annual conference was suspended in June and has been rescheduled for
September.

By Mike Berry

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